Live among the locals at Apart'hotel Citadines Austerlitz Paris. After a long day of exploration, enjoy some respite from the hustle and bustle of the city centre in this quieter residential neighbourhood.
A quiet existence makes room for reflection. Stroll with a special someone or wander through the nearby Jardin des Plantes botanical garden before traversing the banks of the Seine.
If more greenery is what you seek, weave in and out of the tree-lined avenues of the Latin Quarter – dotted with cosy French restaurants and local eateries. A wide assortment of international cafés as well as boulangeries, a butcher shop and a grocery store offer one an opportunity to feel at home.
Immerse yourself further in restaurants such as the Place de la Contrescarpe – where a seat on the terrace invites any foreigner to play local observer. Watch the world go by on your own terms.
The diverse mix of shops and restaurants reflect the fact that this area is the city’s historic student quarter. True to form, the surroundings retain the simplicity of suburban Parisian life but also connect residents to busier modern attractions.
Hop onto the metro at the Saint Marcel station, just a stone’s throw away. Within minutes, savour what the capital has to offer.
Located on line 5 of the Parisian metro, get a direct link to important attractions such as the Place de la Bastille square - the symbol of the French Revolution, and the Place de la République square, one of the biggest squares in Paris which has seen many street protests. The line also connects to 3 other important train stations for easy transfers.
For more freedom on wheels, a brisk walk will take you to a couple of international rent-a-car outlets to get a set of keys to the city.
As the night draws to a close but you find yourself unwilling to part with the outdoors, duck into a jazz club or literary café. Continue the artistic journey the following day with quirky and thought-provoking exhibitions at the City of Fashion and Design near your residence.